Our Instructors

Our Savate instructors are all highly skilled and experienced, and all are current international medallists. They are here to help you get into Savate, get fitter, or coach you towards your next grade or fight.

London Savate Instructors

Savate coach james southwood

James Southwood

James is the founder of London Savate and one of the world’s top competitors in Savate Assaut. He was the 2014 World Champion, 4 x World/European Vice-Champion, and is Silver Glove under the Federation International de Savate. Book a private training session with James. 07950 456307.


Savate instructor George Bushaway

George Bushaway

George competes in Savate Assaut at European and World level. He is the 2019 European bronze medallist. In addition to teaching at London Savate, George offers private training and small group training in East London. 07896 886479.


Savate combat instructor Jon Schwochert

Jon Schwochert

Jon represents the USA in international Savate, is current Heavyweight World Vice-Champion and a competitor in Combat – full contact Savate.


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